The End of Year Book Tag was originally created by Ariel Bissett and uploaded to youtube on the 7th September 2017. Since then, this book tag has become a much loved tradition for booktubers, bloggers and readers as we approach the end of each year. While it’s true I’m particularly late to this tag, I still thought it was a bit of fun, and wanted to give it ago.
Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?
I wish I could say no … but something went awry with my audio copy of this book and the book reverted to the start. I have yet to find where I was up to in the book.
I really want to get back into Where The Lost Wander by Amy Harmon, but sadly my concentration isn’t allowing me to at the moment. I really want to know what happens though!
Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
It’s currently Spring in Australia, leading into Summer, so not any autumnal books, but I hope to read some summery ones – like Beach Read by Emily Henry.
Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Isn’t there always!
What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?
I really want to do some Christmas/festive books; especially The After Life of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand and The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily because I’ve been promising Amy from Lost In a Good Book I would do so for YEARS!
Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?
The Nightingale was shaping up to be one of my fave books of all time (which is why I was so devastated when my audio copy screwed up and I lost my place!). I still need to finish the book, so it’s quite possible it could become my fave book of the year yet.
Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?
For the past three months I’ve been slowly collecting my thoughts and plans for what I want 2021 to look like. At this stage I’m planning to set my goodreads goal at 80 with the intention of reading at least 100 books (but I set it lower because Goodreads is so judgemental!). I’ve also got some new monthly and bi-monthly features that I’m looking at introducing next year – but I can’t reveal too much about either of them just yet.
I will be participating in both Ally Appraisal’s 2021 Historical Romance Bingo challenge, as well as the Australian Women Writers Challenge.